Notes On Attention Paid

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First Thoughts

we should make what we make and let the cosmos decide what will come of it…

… i have began to reorganize my photography web presence… i pointed studiombk.com away from my current Wordpress site and back to my old Adobe Portfolio site… the reason i had moved to a Wordpress site was to be able to keep a live journal (called “Daybook”) in an easier way… then i started using Ulysses as a writing tool, which led me to micro.blog which quickly became my journaling outlet, now called _Notes On Attention Paid_… once that was done, i went to set up Plausible Analytics with it and discovered a rub… i couldn’t track activity on the Adobe Portfolio site without using Google Analytics, which has become part of the evil big tech empire in my opinion… moreover, the use of Google Analytics required a banner saying so with a button that forced a visitor to opt in to being tracked… i found a lot of people wouldn’t do that and the bounce rate on the site was higher because of it… i will fly with no tracking… it caused me irritation when there wasn’t much traffic (there never has been to any of the various sites i have maintained over the years)… it also had a tendency to influence content, if they liked that i will do more of that… this is not what art production should be grounded in… we should make what we make and let the cosmos decide what will come of it…

HCR meter, a step back from the precipice, for the time being anyway… Mitch McConnel will allow the Dems to raise the debt ceiling until December… which will clear the way for them to pass the infrastructure bills they have been hammering out… good news, i suppose, though i had been hoping the situation would get so dire they would do away with the filibuster… the time is long gone when a minority party should be able to stop legislation that is popular but which some don’t like… i am willing to fly with no filibuster for anything… if we use the freedom to pass some voting rights legislation, democracy will be in control for a long time…

… yesterday felt a little more disjointed in the things accomplished… still, a steady list of things to be done is being worked through and i feel good about it… i only wish that H did more to help… they spend much of the day communicating with friends and acquaintances on FB and Instagram, with the news playing in the background… i move on with the variety of things i want to see done… maybe someday they will realize they need to help…

… been feeling a vague malaise… not lacking in energy, just not feeling physically happy… not sure what its about… possibly connected to alcohol consumption… the only day in the past month i have felt great was the day after a day i had no alcohol… i caved last night and bought a bottle of blended scotch and had a couple before dinner… kombucha with dinner… i didn’t overdo it, but still feel physically unhappy today…